Rays Rally Back to Nip M’s; Taijuan Leaves Mound With Tendonitis
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson had three RBIs apiece and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Tuesday night.
Longoria's seventh homer in his last 10 games, a three-run shot off Nick Vincent, tied it at 7 in the seventh. Mike Montgomery (2-2) entered and walked two straight before Dickerson's RBI single put Tampa Bay ahead 8-7.
Ryan Garton (1-0) got the final two outs in the seventh for his first major league win. Xavier Cedeno had a perfect eighth before Alex Colome worked the ninth to get his 19th save in as many chances.
Mariners starter Taijuan Walker left with one out in the fourth after aggravating a problem with his right foot.
Walker leaves start with right Achilles' tendon injury
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners may have gotten some good news on a night they blew a four-run lead.
Taijuan Walker left his start in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with what the team initially called an "aggravated right Achilles" tendon.
However, Seattle manager Scott Servais said after the game that the injury was not to the Achilles tendon. Servais says Walker is dealing with some tendonitis but the Mariners remain hopeful he will make his next scheduled start.
Walker left after allowing a one-out triple to Cory Dickerson in the fourth inning. He looked to be in discomfort after delivering the pitch that Dickerson drove to left field.
Walker says the foot "popped" and he first felt some discomfort in the second inning.